Hydrologist Job in Bozeman, Montana – Department of Agriculture

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Hydrologist – Bozeman, Montana
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 365267
Start Date: 11/20/2020
End Date: 12/04/2020

Qualification Summary
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Time in Grade: Applicants must have one year at the next lower grade level to be considered for the next higher grade level (i.e. one year at the GS-9 grade level for consideration for the GS-11 grade level). Basic Education Requirement:
Degree: physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. Calculus and physics, as described above, are requirements for all grade levels;
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Combination of Education and Experience: Combination of education and experience: At least 30 semester hours in one or more of the disciplines shown above, including at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting one of the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must meet the following Minimum Qualifications Requirement to be considered: Specialized Experience to qualify for the GS-09 level: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level or higher in the Federal service (or private sector equivalent) demonstrating experience and knowledge of hydrologic principles and concepts to perform statistical analyses and deterministic evaluations of data collected and analyzed; compare data across basins and watersheds; determine water supply factors for input into basin-specific water supply forecasts; and perform limited analyses to review basin, watershed, and regional relationships on SNOTEL-measured parameters. Examples of specialized experience is defined as the following: Ensuring that data observations are conducted in a timely manner and the data is accurate; Assisting the snow survey staff in data collection; Participating in the installation and maintenance of snow courses and SNOTEL sites; Performing data collection and entry into databases. OR
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-09 level: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants at this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and must be directly related to the position being filled. OR
A combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above, may be used to qualify for this position. This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy. Specialized Experience To qualify for the GS-11 level: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or higher in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. This experience includes research on water and water resources; the collection, measurement, analysis, and interpretation of information on water resources; the forecast of water supply and water flows; and the development of new, improved or more economical methods, techniques, and instruments. Examples of specialized experience include: Collecting, evaluating and analyzing data for hydrologic investigations; Evaluating data to make recommendations related to water supply forecasting efforts; Installing, calibrating, operating and maintaining sensors used to collect hydrometeorological data; and Providing technical assistance in the data collection of snow water content, snow depth, precipitation, streamflow, soil moisture, etc. OR
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience: for the GS-11 level: 3 year(s) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources including at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics.
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Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above. This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy. For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: Professional and Scientific Positions Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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